Married since 2006 to Kate Peaslee. We had our first child Coen and our dog, Chloe, and our cats, Martini and Jack.
Critical/cultural approaches to narrative; tourism and mobility; fandom; international mass communication.
Main Methodological Approaches
Critical-cultural media anthropology
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder – Mass Communication
M.A. The Citadel – English Literature
B.A. Colby-Sawyer College – Communication Studies
Recent Graduate Courses Taught
Fandom: Understanding Media Production & Consumption in the Digital Era
The Blockbuster: Hollywood, Globalization and the Film Audience
Independent Study in Critical Cultural Studies
Work in Progress
Peaslee, R.M. & Weiner, R.G., eds. (2013). The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime.
Peaslee, R.M. De-spiritualization, de-contextualization, and the ‘politics of repression’: Comparing The Whale Rider’s competing texts. Journal submission forthcoming.
Peaslee, R.M. My day on the boundary: An autoethnography of media conduction. Journal submission forthcoming.
Publications in Last Five Years
Peaslee, R.M. Media conduction: Festivals, networks, and boundaried spaces. International Journal of Communication. Revise and resubmit.
Peaslee, R.M. & Weiner, R.G., eds. (2012). Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider‐Man. Jeﬀerson, NC: MacFarland. In press.
Peaslee, R.M. & Berggreen, S.L. (2012). The expediency of hybridity: Beijing 2008. Mass Communication and Society 15(4). In press.
Peaslee, R.M. (2011). "It’s fine as long as you draw, but don’t film”: Waltz with Bashir and the postmodern function of animated documentary. Visual Communication Quarterly 18(4), pp. 223-235.
Peaslee, R.M. (2011). One ring, many circles: The Hobbiton tour experience and a spa9al approach to media power. Tourist Studies 11(1), pp. 37‐54.
Peaslee, R.M. (2010) “The man from New Line knocked on the door”: Tourism, media power, and Hobbiton/Matamata as boundaried space. Tourist Studies 10(1), pp. 57‐73.
Peaslee, R.M., Berggreen, S. and Kwak, S. (2010). Idol-izing the past, present and future: Super Girl, democracy and the expediency of hybridity in contemporary China. Mass Communicator: International Journal of Communication Studies 4(4), pp. 14‐22.